Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Go Postal

Lei ChicTwas ten nights before Christmas, and all through the house,
You were going crazy, online shopping with your mouse.
With a long list of gifts for mainland friends,
You were ready to click, purchase and send.

And then upon checkout there arose such a clatter,
Your dreams of cheap gifts suddenly shattered.
$52.40 in just shipping fees?
So much for online shopping being a breeze.

When down the chimney who should come,
But jolly old St. Nick with some shipping wisdom.
“Ho Ho Ho, now don’t despair,
There’s a way to get gifts cheaply from here to anywhere!”

With a twinkle in his eye he happily decreed,
“Just wait a few days and get your shipping for free.
The only thing you need to remember,
Is that National Free Shipping Day is the 17th of December.”

“With over 1,000 online merchants participating,
Just think of all the money that you’ll be saving.
Plus, guaranteed delivery by December 24th,
From beloved retailers like Kate Spade, Overstock and Jones New York."

With a wink and a wave, he jumped into his sleigh,
And headed off on his gift giving way.
He cheerily exclaimed, as he faded off into the night,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to your gifts a free flight!”

National Free Shipping Day is Friday, Dec. 17. Free shipping is only available within the continental US. To find a list of retailers participating visit http://www.freeshippingday.com.

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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